OBITUARY

William Walter Gray

August 8, 1972October 12, 2021

William Walter Gray, age 49, of Fountaintown, Indiana passed away on October 12, 2021. He was born on August 8, 1972 in Hamilton, Ohio to Billy L. and Janie A. Gray. William married Judy A. Clem on August 1, 2015 in Richmond, Indiana, and was a locomotive engineer for CSX Cincinnati for 26 years. William is survived by his loving wife, Judy Gray; parents, Billy and Janie Gray; brother, Daniel (Katie) Gray; sister, Susan (Donald) Howard; sister-in-law, Chris (Lloyd) Rogers; in-laws, Ben and Vicki Clem; nieces, Danielle (Nick) Winsted, Samantha Gray, Anna Betscher, Bella Betscher, and Danielle (David) Wilkins; nephews, Austin (Faith) Howard, Donovan Howard, and Adam Gray; great-nieces, Charlotte Winsted, Harper Wilkins, and Stella Wilkins; and great-nephew, Griffin Winsted. The first Visitation will be Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 3pm until 6pm at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46229. A second Visitation will be Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 11am until 1:30pm at Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South “D” Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45013. A Funeral Service will begin at 1:30pm on Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Cannon officiating. Interment will follow in Butler County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Whitewater Valley Railroad, 455 Market Street, Connersville, Indiana 47331 and/or the Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, North Carolina 27715. Condolences may be left for the family at www.Webb-Noonan.com

Services

21 October

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home

240 Ross Avenue
Hamilton, Ohio 45013

21 October

Funeral Service

1:30 pm

Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home

240 Ross Avenue
Hamilton, Ohio 45013

Memories

William Walter Gray

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Brad Black

October 18, 2021

Bill was one of those people who was always smiling and upbeat. Seeing Bill at the annual RPCA Conferences was always a pleasure and always had a new story to tell from his work at the railroad. I will miss his smiling face a good humor.

Roger Fuehring

October 17, 2021

William brought so much enthusiasm to this industry with his work at Whitewater and hanging out with him and Judy at the annual passenger car conference. Cathy and I were blessed many times to see them on the New River Train. Swapping stories and just sharing our passion of railroading. I was blessed to share a meal with William and Judy earlier this year. Praying for God’s peace for the family and friends. We will miss our friend so very much.

Wanda Casson

October 16, 2021

To the family, I remember Lumpy, William Gray and Judy from the Whitewater Valley Railroad. I amd my kids remember you at Thomas the train and Polar Express. I remember when you got married. You will be missed, Lumpy. Judy, I know you will miss him. I saw all the fun times you and him had at Disneyland and all the other places you shared on Facebook. Praying for the families while you go through this hard time.

Dan Dillon

October 15, 2021

To the Family I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bill many times on the railroad. Always knew it would be a good day if we were working together. He loved trains and we would always talk about the old days and old equipment. May the peace of God comfort you in this time of grief. Bill rest in peace my friend.

Jerry Laub

October 14, 2021

As a newby conductor I always liked working with Bill he always explained everything so clearly. God Bless him

Lisa Campbell

October 14, 2021

William was my cousin and 8 years older than me. I was closer to his sister Susan since we were the only girls in the family. I remember staying at their house when I was young and William always had trains. He took me downstairs to the basement to show me his collection. He was so smart and knew all about those trains. At Christmas all of us kids would do a name exchange for gifts. If anyone drew his name, it was obvious what you were going to get him. Lol As an adult, living at a distance the last 11 years, I have followed family on Facebook. William and Judy were always traveling and enjoying life and each other. William was always smiling. He will be missed. Prayers for the Gray Family and close friends and relatives.

Alberta Creech

October 14, 2021

I remember when they brought a mock train engine to school for us for career day one year. I believe Lumpy was the most excited and not just out of our classmates, but maybe the entire school. I remember on the tour with him he asked the most questions ( which those of us who knew him knows he was the quiet one, one of the ones who never drew attention to himself or spoke up but he was excited and didn’t stop that day) and therefore won himself extra time with the conductor. He expressed from then on out, that I know of, that trains were his thing. “He was going to drive one of those one day” and he sure did. He lived out his dream and that makes me smile. He was always so kind but he would be fun and funny with those of us he felt the most comfortable with. He even helped out in a prank or two that our classmates pulled. Shhhhh.. I’m not outing anyone lol. Just an all around great guy who truly loved his family. Very saddened for all of them. .. love you guys, you’re in my prayers Alberta.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY